Pedestrian hit by minibus: witness appeal

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POLICE in Scarborough are appealing for a vital witness to come forward after a pedestrian was hit by a minibus in Ramshill Road.

At around 10.50am on Saturday, a local man was walking in the direction of Valley Bridge when the wing mirror of a silver minibus hit him on the elbow as it went past.

The minibus failed to stop at the scene of the incident but a witness took down the registration number of the vehicle and handed it to the victim.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them with information.

Traffic Constable Paul Merritt, of Scarborough Road Policing Group, said: “Fortunately the victim only suffered a minor injury in the collision and is fortunate he wasn’t more seriously hurt.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or saw the silver minibus prior to the incident to come forward.”

Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact TC Paul Merritt, of Scarborough Road Policing Group, on 0845 6060 247, quoting reference number 12110118385.

l The driver of the minibus has been reported for summons on suspicion of careless driving.